Ballistics and firearms

Ballistics and firearms

A quiz testing knowledge on the use of ballistics and firearms in a crime scene.

published on April 09, 201228 responses 1 5.0★ / 5

What is the name of the part of the weapon that is projected from the firearm?

Primer
Propellant
Rim
Bullet
Cartridge

Gunshot residues are composed of organic and inorganic components. Name the inorganic components.

Select the two correct answers
Bullet
Primer
Propellant

What is terminal ballistics?

What is the name of the part of the weapon that is a metal or plastic casing which contains primer and propellant, and forms a gas-tight seal with the bullet?

Rim
Cartridge

What is a primer?

A mixture of compounds that explode when compressed, igniting the propellant.
A compound, such as nitrocellulose, which will burn explosively to produce a large volume of gas within the cartridge

What is the name of the part of the weapon that is a compound which will burn explosively to produce a large volume of gas within the cartridge?

Primer
Propellant
Rim
Bullet
Cartridge

What is exterior ballistics?

Describe the wounding effect.

The transfer of kinetic energy from the projectile to tissues
The transfer of velocity from the shooter to tissues
The transfer of kinetic energy from the shooter to the tissues.

What is a head stamp?

Details of pin fire and ammunition
Details of calibre and pin fire
Details of ammunition and manufacture
Details of calibre and manufacture
Details of pin fire and manufacture

Which of the statements is the correct definition of a firearm?

A lethal barrelled weapon which a shot can be discharged which has an accessory designed to diminish the noise.
A lethal barrelled weapon from which any shot or missile can be discharged
A lethal barrelled weapon that has a propellant.

A moving projectile has kinetic energy...?

Proportional to it's height and weight
Proportional to it's velocity and height
Proportional to it's weight and velocity

What is wound ballistics?

Which of these is an extraction feature?

Proof
Headstamp
Rim
Primer

Ballistics is the study of a projectile in flight, what is interior ballistics?